GOLD COAST: School Holiday Guide Spring 2018 - Top pick of things to do!

12 September 2018

There's stacks of great things happening across the region these school holidays for the kids. Here's our top picks of school holiday activities for kids on the GOLD COAST!

Happy holidays x

Looking for more ideas? Check out the FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE!


SWELL Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach

16 to 23 September


The golden sands of Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast will again transform into an impressive collection of specially curated one-off works of art for the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival.

Held from September 14 to 23, the celebrated family-friendly exhibition will showcase the works of local, national and international artists in a truly unique experience, with the ocean as the picturesque backdrop.

Art lovers of all skill levels will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of workshops throughout the exhibition and year’s program will also see the addition of artist talks, a series of interview-style chats with select exhibiting artists.

While perusing the works of art at the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture with a People’s Choice Award going to the artist with the highest number of votes. There will also be awards presented to the winners of the Kid’s Choice Award, Emerging Artist Award, Environmental Awareness Award and Artist Peer Award ... READ MORE


Event Cinemas School Holidays Family Saver Sessions

Event Cinemas across the region

22 September to 7 October 

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Two words strike fear into the hearts of all parents – school holidays! Event Cinemas have three words to save the day – Family Saver Sessions!

Join Cinebuzz and access $11* tickets for the big family movies these school holidays at Event Cinemas. See Disney’s “Christopher Robin”, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Smallfoot, The House With a Clock in its Walls OR Deadly Dinosaurs with Steve Backshall. 'Deadly Dinosaurs’ is exclusive to Event Cinemas and brings the world’s most deadly dinosaurs roaring back to life in an immersive, action-packed series presented by popular wildlife host from ‘Deadly 60’ Steve Backshall.

Best of all Cinebuzz is free to join, so join now!

Plus, check out your local cinemas’ calendar of school holiday free foyer activities and movie themed crafts to make a day of it! Don’t forget to grab an entry form for the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies colouring competition. Put your creative skills to work for your chance to win ... READ MORE


ImagiNation Children's Festival


22 September to 07 October

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Discover the City of Logan’s ImagiNation Children’s Festival these school holidays, where you can find the best holiday fun all in one place!

There’s 16 days of free or low cost fun for children 0 – 12 years including a muddy wonderland, ninja obstacle course, cooking, dancing, art and craft and even how to make robots work. 

Festival highlights include a Muddy Wonderland on 29 and 30 September, where kids can slip and slide their way into the realms of Mud World. Discover a Muddy Monsterland, Village of Mud, Mud Mania, Mud Slide and The Great Muddy Mountain Range. Or if you prefer something cleaner there is Under the Trees at Mayes on Friday October 5. Enjoy free family fun exploring creating and connecting with nature.

Kids! Imagine a place where you can row the river one day, climb rock walls the next, zoom in a go-kart, create beautiful art and craft before heading to a kid’s muddy wonderland dance party on Saturday.

Mums and Dads! Imagine a place where... you can plan your school holiday fun on one easy step ... READ MORE


School Holiday FUN at Aussie World

Aussie World, Palmview

22 September to 7 October

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If you’re looking for FUN and THRILLS these holidays! Aussie World is the place to be!

Kicking off with Ride the Night on the 22nd September the park has over 30 rides and attractions waiting for you!

From the thrills of The Redback to a causal game of Mini Golf we recommend arriving at 10am to make the most of your day.

They’ve even got two daily shows running the entire Queensland Holidays including Training with Captain Pain and a Princess Party!

PLUS to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day they’ll have Pirate Training on the 22nd and 23rd September.

Grab a Family Pass online from $136 and take advantage of an extra 10% off when using KIDSONTHECOAST at the checkout ... READ MORE


Science Fair @ Pacific Fair

Pacific Fair, Broadbeach

24 September to 6 October

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The kids will be captivated by a world of seriously fun science these school holidays!

Free hands-on workshops and exciting experiments including slime making, neon bouncy balls and sherbet making for your little scientist everyday between 10.30am – 3.30pm. ... READ MORE


The Kids are taking over HOTA

HOTA, Surfers Paradise

28 September  to 1 October

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Are you brave enough to have your hair cut by kids? Put your vanity to the test, surrender your preconceptions (and your scalp) to the aesthetic choices of these mini-barbers.

Laugh out loud at the super-charged line up in the Kids Comedy Hour.

See the acrobatic duo who are on a mission to prove that kids STINK. or come and join the Boxwars team to help create the mega and mysterious creations that you can use in the battle of battles ... READ MORE


Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Surfers Paradise

29 September to 5 October 

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Meet your favourite characters, show off your dance moves, and plenty of other interactive shows and performances from great kids’ entertainers.

There are workshops for kids, beach games on the iconic Surfers Paradise Foreshore, plus jumping castles, zorb balls, rock climbing, face painting, treasure hunts and many more activities!


Lah-Lah's Big LIVE Band 10th Birthday Tour!

Various venues around Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast

2 to 7 October 2018

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Lah Lah's Big Live Band is headed our way to celebrate their 10th Birthday Party tour, and you're officially invited!

Come join the party these October School Holidays in Queensland.

Lah-Lah and the band will be touring their 10th Birthday “best of” album through Sony Music, following their 2017 ARIA-nominated release, Having Fun.

It’s an hour of singing and dancing fun full of Lah-Lah hits and laughs.

And don’t forget, everyone gets to meet the band, and the instruments, after the show ... READ MORE



For our FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE - CLICK HERE! Packed with all the school holiday events happening in your area!

Venturing off the doorstep? Check out our TOP PICKS of School holiday activities in BRISBANE and the SUNSHINE COAST!

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Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City
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